Kidnapped Kaduna Catholic priest regains freedom



The kidnapped priest of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Karku in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Yakubu, has regained his freedom.


The priest was released on Monday evening, June 12, 2023, barely 24 hours after his abduction.

Rev. Yakubu was kidnapped from the parish rectory at about 11 pm on Sunday, June 11.


The Chancellor of Kafanchan Diocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechowe Okolo, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday night, June 12.

“With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our brother, Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Yakubu, who was abducted by armed persons from the Rectory at Holy Trinity Parish, Karku, in Kauru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, at the late hours of Sunday June 11, 2023,” the statement read.


“Fr. Jerry was released this evening, 12 June, 2023. We want to thank all those who have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Priest and others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers,”


“We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their captors. All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving to God tomorrow, 13 June, 2023 for the quick release of Fr. Jerry Yakubu.”

Kidnapped Kaduna Catholic priest regains freedom


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